May 19, 2020 Subject:
Brokedown Palace for Kesey family
Ken Kesey and family were present at this show, that took place some months after Ken Kesey lost his son in a car accident. The Dead closed this show with Brokedown palace, and as the song develops all the band starts turning to face Kesey family. Then the audience turned and faced them. By the time they got to "fare thee well" everyone was crying and there was no applause at the end, the whole arena knowing and understanding. You can hear Kesey talking about this episode in a conference at University of Virginia here (00:26:20): https://youtu.be/pacbkF1KWCI
March 22, 2020 Subject:
One of my "go to" Other Ones, super intense and sustained middle jam, Jerry doesn't want to stop!
OK, so on this day, exactly 7 years on from Cornell maybe they aren't the same band, but whatever... just enjoy.
December 19, 2017 Subject: